August 17, 2018

Croatia sack coach ahead of World Cup semi-final with England (JOE)

Croatia sack coach ahead of World Cup semi-final with England (JOE)

Ognjen Vukojevic has been relieved of his duties by the Croatian Football Federation for his celebratory video in the wake of Croatia’s quarter-final victory over Russia at the weekend.

The Croatian assistant coach has been sacked for posting a politically-charged video to social media following the penalty shootout win, meaning he will not be in the dugout for Wednesday’s semi-final clash with England.

Vukojevic, a former Croatia international, published a video in which he and defender Domagoj Vida dedicated the dramatic win to Ukraine, prompting criticism from Russian supporters. Read more

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